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English definition of “claim”

claim

noun [C] (STATEMENT)    /kleɪm/
C1 a statement that something is true or is a fact, although other people might not believe it: He said the police assaulted him while he was in custody, a claim that the police deny. [+ that] The government's claim that it would reduce taxes proved false. Can you give any evidence to support your claim? He made wild claims about being able to cure cancer.Assertions and asserting
(Definition of claim noun (STATEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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